It's one of my greatest talents and biggest flaws.
My current obsession is Bush.
I mean the band, Bush.
Really. I don't know what came over me. I have always enjoyed listening to their music but I was never a rabid fan. Their music is very good, but it's really Mr. Gavin Rossdale's voice that grabs me and won't let go.
So, I was trolling YouTube when I ran across their cover of The Rolling Stones song Wild Horses.
The cover is incredibly awesome but as I was watching Mr. Gavin Rossdale sing I noticed that he was very focused on something off stage.
I don't know if he was singing to someone specific, but if I had to guess it was someone he knew.
If I had to guess, he wanted to kill them...or he wanted to claim them.
Watch the video and you tell me.
That video of course led to one of my all time favorite Bush songs...Letting the Cables Sleep.
But...I don't get a lot of writing done when I'm listening to music. I tend to just sing the songs and not type.
It's counter-productive! :)
In a surprise treat on Saturday, my Muse decided to share an idea for a book. One that would take place after Maguire's Corner. One that forces supporting characters from M.C. to take on a starring role. One that would cause M.C. to become ... wait for it ... the first book in a series.
Well, a series of two.
I didn't leave the door open, so to speak, but I didn't really need to either. I did create M.C. with a very large family in a very large town. So large, in fact, I had to use a family tree program to keep them all straight.
I'm not going to get ahead of myself but I'm very pleased to have new story thoughts banging around in my head. It's also nice to be familiar with the people and places already and not have make it all up from scratch.
Now I know why writing series is so popular.
Anyone feel the same way about series? Will your book be a series or a stand-alone?
Anyone watch the Bush videos?
Anyone coming back on Wednesday to see Stormy's first interview with Alex J. Cavanaugh for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge blog?